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Bandai Y-Wing Starfighter
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:19 AM UTC
Bandai Y-Wing Starfighter

This is my first spaceship. So, I thought I would give Bandai a try because of all the excellent videos on YouTube. Well this is possibly the best kit I have built.. The parts fit is excellent. the plans are very good. The only thing I do not like is there are no color call-outs and no paint identifications. Well, here a few photo of my start.

Comments and help welcomed.

Primed with Mr. Surfacer 1500.





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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:34 AM UTC
The bandai kits are amazing and the y wing is an exceptional kit but you will need to take care when assembling the intricate exterior pipe work as they do tend to break very easily
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 03:44 PM UTC
Thank you. Yes, one did break.
Do you know the color of the cockpit canopy?
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 09:15 AM UTC
Finished up the cockpit.
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 09:18 PM UTC
Following along Harry!

Had my eye on the Bandai 1/72 Star Wars releases for a while now, but shying away due to lack of funds & time!
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 01:16 PM UTC
Hi Russell,

Not that bad of a price bought mine for $33.00 and free shipping.

This is an excellent kit. Probably the best fitting kit I have assemble to date.

I must say this is really a fun kit.

But, this is it for the week, need to keep pouring kits for this weekends Model Show.

And now an update:




Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 04:27 PM UTC
Hi Everyone,



Now, a gloss coat and on with the real fun weathering!
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 11:28 PM UTC
Wow Harry!

very quick build!

It would be nice if the Bandai Star Wars kits were as cheap as that in Australia, but unfortunately, we seem to incur at least another 50% on top!
MLD
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 01:03 AM UTC
I built up the Fine Molds kit and one thing stands out as different, and maybe better in the Bandai one.
Other than being available for sale in the US these days..

It looks like the 'swoop' on the nose for markings has panel lines on the Bandai kit. The Fine Molds one has thick decals, that I did not get to settle in as well as I would have liked.


Is there a panel line for the engine pod nose stripes as well?

Mike
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 04:12 AM UTC
Hi Russell,
Yes, the kit was quick. It just falls together.
Might try Amazon thatís where I got mine.

Mike,
Might try slicing the decal in the panel lines with an xacto and use some decal setting solution to snug them down.
Is there a panel line for the engine pod nose stripes as well? No.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 06:51 PM UTC
Looking great, Harry!

Looking forward to see more.
simonn
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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 05:11 PM UTC
Looking really good Harry. Looking forward to the next update.

Simon
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:32 PM UTC
The kit is finally done.

Star Wars Y-Wing

Scale: 1/72

Manufacturer: Bandai

Paint: Tamiya and Vallejo

Weathering: Oils & Vallejo washes

Decals: None

A fun little project. The Bandai kit is perhaps the best fitting kit I have built







RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 10:20 PM UTC
Hi Harry

Wow! What a great build!

These Bandai Star Wars kits are a charm aren't they?

I was given a couple for my B-day and I think they'll rocket to the top of the to do list!

Any chance we could see some more pics of your excellent Y-wing though?
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:55 PM UTC
Great finish Harry!
Glad to see another SW kit done and in the display case (off the shelf of shame..)
What's next?
I've got my eye on that Bandai AT-AT...

mike
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 02:24 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Here are some more photo's, I am not good at taking photo's.
Do not know what I will build next??








ChrisB
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 02:42 PM UTC
WOW great job Harry.
I see you haven't lost your touch
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 07:44 PM UTC
Wow, nice work!

Mario
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:25 PM UTC
Hi Harry

don't worry about the photos, we're only interested in the model

which looks great by the way!
Harry_at_BFM
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 02:31 PM UTC
Thanks, guys.